Last updated on June 13th, 2011 at 07:55 am
Considering the space available in the living room is essentially important when decorating the interior of a small living room. You must bear in mind the area available in your living room whatever your living room themes are, whether it has a modern or contemporary interior design. It is needed to ensure the best use of materials and colors and to allow the final effect to be still be one of space and lightness.
Treatments to windows should not be bulky. You should also avoid using huge pelmets, jambs or sills that take up space. You will give the effect of smaller living room outlook if you use heavy furnishings for a window in a living room that has restricted space. You can have a feeling of space if you use blinds with the thinnest possible slats. Minimal and multifunctional furniture must be the primary option to be applied in the living room.
Restricting the floor space occupied by the furniture is needed so that the living room area looks as if it has enough circulation area. This can be done easily by seeing that the supports fro the furniture occupy very little space on the ground. The feeling of spaciousness and space can be created with the availability of open spaces below furniture. It is very important for small living rooms. The colors on the walls will take a part naturally in shaping the interior design of a living room. A single color or slight changes in the shade of individual walls will work effectively in a small living room. The darker hues of colors will make a room look smaller.
A smaller living room calls for a lot of attention to be paid to the lighting. The limited light available that comes in from the windows can be accentuated with strategically placed mirrors or other reflecting surfaces. Use of a semi-gloss paint opposite the window can also help to increase the natural light in the room. When you decide on the lighting fixtures make sure that you do not use very elaborate shades, as these could further cause your room to look crowded. In decorating ideas, the smaller spaces have as much potential as the larger ones.
Limiting the placement of decorative pieces to be just one or two on a table of shelf around the house is important. If you place too many items on surfaces will make the room look crowded. By implementing the aspects above, hopefully you will find that decorating a small living room is an enjoying task.